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Fairhaven Police Investigate Stabbing Linked to Facebook Marketplace Sale

The man was treated on the scene for his wounds before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital

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Police are investigating a Fairhaven, Massachusetts, stabbing that left one person injured Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area of Main and Elm Streets around 3 p.m. Thursday, police said. When police arrived on the scene, they found a 23-year-old New Bedford man bleeding from multiple stab wounds.

The man was treated on the scene for his wounds before being transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

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The New Bedford man said he had arranged the sale of a cellphone on Facebook Marketplace, according to police. The man told police he was picked up by two men in a black Jeep and an argument ensued when the men tried to take the phone without paying him.

The New Bedford man was then stabbed multiple times, police said. The 23-year-old was eventually able to exit the car and summon help.

The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing.

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